The more that college parents know and understand about the college experience, the less we worry and the better we will be able to help our students to succeed and thrive throughout their college career. However, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there on the web. We’d like to help you find some of the information that might be most interesting and useful to you as a college parent.
In News and Views we share recent college related news and sources we’ve found as we do our research. We hope that this feature will help to introduce you to new ideas and to help you keep up with some of the current issues that may affect your college student — and you.
We invite you to read some of the articles suggested below — and to let us know what you think of some of the ideas included here.
Defer or Defy: Should You Start College This Fall?
The decision about which college to attend is always a big one for high school seniors. This year, more students are also facing the decision of whether to start college in the fall or wait.
6 Ways College Might Look Different in the Fall
No one knows what to expect by August or September, but here are some options for how college in the fall may change.
Meditation and Mindfulness for Families
At any time, but especially as we all try to cope with the stress of COVID-19, taking time to slow down is important. And giving it a try as a family could be a wonderful activity to do together.
Helping Students Cope with Uncertainty: Advice from a Psychologist
This is certainly an uncertain time for our students who have no idea what the fall semester will look like. Do all you can to help them process their feelings.
Picking a College for the Fall? Here’s How to Decide for an Unknown Future
A normally difficult decision is even more difficult this year.
Best Part, Worst Part, Opportunity. Admission Advice for Parents
A group of admission counselors think about some of what has come about due to this pandemic.
Can’t Pay for College Because of Coronavirus? Here’s What You Need to Do
Don’t give up too soon. Explore all of the options.
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